What I’m Listening To: Maria Rehakova

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You’ve heard the music they create, but have you ever wondered what’s on the playlists of our Jazz Orchestra musicians? We’ll be revealing just that in our What I’m Listening To series.

This week, we caught up with our flautist Maria Rehakova to give us an insight into what she’s listening to and what inspires her.


Never Will I Marry – Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Aderly

I’ve been listening to the album Someday You’ll Want Me to Want You that features this track for ages. I love the interplay between Nancy and Cannonball, Nancy’s vocals, the arrangements, the solos – all of it! This magical combination is the reason why it became so famous.




Stutterfunk – Gareth Lockrane

As a Jazz Flautist, Gareth has been an inspiration to me for years. He used to play in NYJO some years ago, so it’s quite apt! This funky tune was recorded both with his quintet and his big band, and I love both versions.




Walk Against Wind – Linda Oh

This is a recent discovery of mine. Linda is an amazing Australian Jazz bassist and composer. She was taught classical piano from the age of 4, and it wasn’t until she was 13 that she started learning the bass. I love her original compositions.




The Garden – Brad Mehldau

This is the first track from Brad’s new album which is in a world of its own. This track is a great introduction into his style. It’s surprising and bold, not only musically but also with the message behind the music. It’s worth listening to the entire album in one sitting; I’m sure it will take you places!




It Runs Through Me – Tom Misch

I first heard Tom Misch at Love Supreme Festival last year and haven’t stopped listening to him ever since – especially in the summer! It’s great jazz-influenced pop.




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